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YOUR PRACTICE

Seven wearable devices health execs should watchSome of the newest wearable devices on the market look very different than the wristbands that launched the industry just a few years ago.
Ethical hacking a vital necessity to fight against healthcare randsomware
Ethical hacking a vital necessity to fight against healthcare randsomwareHospital and healthcare software security can always be marginally improved, but if we want to lower the risk of healthcare security breaches, we need to take a very different approach.
Will optometry’s fear of disruptive technology backfire?
Will optometry’s fear of disruptive technology backfire?Eye care has been a magnet for new—and disruptive—technology. In the past few years, the industry has seen the birth of companies such as Smart Vision Labs, Opternative, and EyeNetra, just to name a few.
How your practice can learn from successful companies
How your practice can learn from successful companiesAn optometric practice is a business just like any other business where the same rules apply—revenues minus expenses equals profit. Too many times we borrow ideas from mediocre businesses, practices, and people.
How to make mobile apps useful for physiciansWhile consumer apps have evolved quickly, apps for physicians have lagged behind, in both quality and utility
Mobile apps improve medication adherence, reduce costsHealth plans and PBMs that are reluctant to invest in mobile tools for their covered members will miss out.
How you can go green in the optometry practice
How you can go green in the optometry practiceA U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, Gaylord Nelson, founded Earth Day in 1970, and it has been celebrated annually since that time on April 22. In 1990, his efforts were revamped to include recycling efforts. This got me thinking—how am I addressing this in my office now, and what can I do better?
How to avoid the corrosive effects of physician burnout
How to avoid the corrosive effects of physician burnoutBurnout, which is often described in terms of the experience of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and lost sense of personal accomplishment, is a big and growing problem for physicians and for their patients—with lower quality of patient care where professional burnout rates are higher.
Technology and specialty pharmacy: 3 positive resultsAt the AMCP Annual Meeting, three panelists shared real-world examples of technology that is improving patient engagement, adherence, and outcomes
Debt management tips for ODsThe burden of student loan debt is one of the hottest topics in the optometric community. Catherine Dimon, CFP, of Morgan Stanley shared her advice for debt management for young optometrists at Vision Expo East.